WBAN has sometimes
had a "busiest boxer" category
in its end-of-year summary. This category can be hard to
interpret because the boxers who've had the most fights are
not necessarily making good progress in their
ring careers. 2011 is an example of that - this year the
statistically busiest boxers were four who had nine
8-1, all in Switzerland (she
is 17-2-2 overall). Her one
loss was to Marylin Hernandez of the Dominican Republic in her last
fight in 2011: it cost her the WIBF Junior Featherweight
title, while her eight wins were over less
Elizabeth Diaz Caucota went 0-9, all in Argentina
(she is 0-12 overall) as she continued being a willing "opponent" for better boxers.
Ferenci went 1-5-2 plus one no-contest in her nine appearances, mostly in Slovakia and
Belgium (she is 2-18-4 overall). She also seems settled into an "opponent" role. .
Tertilte went 3-6, eight of those fights in Germany, getting her first year as a pro boxer off to a mixed start.
Of the "busy four" who had nine pro fights, only
Aniya Seki was ranked by WBAN at the end of 2011 (she is #28 out of 30 we ranked at Junior Featherweight).
year's four "busiest"
boxers did not make great progress with their 9-fight efforts, we've
dug deeper into our stats to find the busiest
WINNING boxers from the top 10 in
our WBAN computer rankings.
Five boxers ranked in the top ten at their weight by WBAN had standout "busy schedules" in 2011:
Arrazola of Mexico, 5-2 in 2011, ranked #7 at Junior Flyweight,
22-7-3 (13 KO's) overall,
Yesica Bopp of Argentina,
6-0 in 2011, ranked #1 at Junior Flyweight, 19-0 (9 KO's) overall,
Gutierrez of Mexico, 5-1 in 2011, ranked #1 at Straw-weight, 16-3 (4
Zulina Munoz of Mexico,
6-0 in 2011, ranked #6 at Bantamweight, 31-1-2 (21 KO's) overall,
Amanda Serrano of the USA,
6-0 in 2011, ranked #2 at Featherweight, 13-0-1 (9 KO's) overall
Looking at the quality of opponents and fights for these five:
WBAN judges YESICA BOPP, AMANDA SERRANO, and KATIA GUTIERREZ to be the three "best and
busiest" women boxers of 2011!
|#1. Yesica Bopp
ended the year ranked #1 at Junior Flyweight by WBAN after defeating unranked Olga Julio, #13 ranked Suszannah Warner, #16 ranked
Daniela Bermudez, unranked Yesenia Castrejon, unranked Romina
Alcantara, and #2 ranked Carina Moreno.|
|#2. Amanda Serrano
ended the year ranked #2 at Featherweight by WBAN after defeating unranked Grecia Nova, unranked Kim Connor, #18 ranked Diana
Garcia, unranked Jennifer Scott, and Ela Nunez ranked #7 and #6 (she fought Nunez twice). |
ended the year ranked #1 at Straw-weight by WBAN. She lost to #9
ranked Irma Sanchez early in the year but defeated unranked Gretchen Abaniel, unranked Olga Julio, unranked Karla
Mora, #12 ranked Ana Arrazola, and #3 ranked Hollie Dunaway for her 5-1 overall record for the year. |
coincidence that so many of our "best and busiest" are from Latin
America, as that's where the fastest-growing activity in women's
boxing was in 2011. (US-based Amanda Serrano also fought two of
her six fights in 2011 offshore, in the Dominican Republic.)
We'll also give an honorable mention to busy novice Nikki
of Germany, 6-0 in 2011, who would be ranked #2 at Super
Middleweight by WBAN's computer except there aren't
enough fights overall at her weight for us to want to
publish our computer scorings. Adler stayed busy despite the general lack of fights at
her weight and she won all six of her fights, so she's a promising
arrival on the European scene.
Another honorable mention goes to Debora Dionicius of
Argentina, who made her pro debut on her 23rd birthday on March 19,
2011 and went on to compile a 7-0 record in the rest of the year. She
won her seventh straight pro bout on her wedding night (December
17). Dionicius earned WBAN's "Rookie of the Year" award for
2011 as her pro career got off to an auspicious start after a
109-fight career in the amateurs.
© Dee Williams 2011